Silkies without poofy head

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by antiquebuff, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    My Silkie hatched chicks this week and they have all the Poof like a Silkie is supposed to but their heads are not poofy. The Roo and hen are poofy. Is this normal? The hen was only with a Silkie Roo. When this hen and roo were born they had poofy heads! Any explanation???[​IMG]
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    It's okay...they will get the, "poof" in time! [​IMG]
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    When they hatch, sometimes they'll have a vaulted skull that will make them appear like they have a little poofy knob on top, other times they won't, but you can still see they have a bit of a poof. They won't actually get big and poofy until they start growing their feathers, but even then you probably won't see a final "puff" until they get their secondary feathers.

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